03 March 2017

Adam Pendleton, Rashid Johnson, Ellen Gallagher, and Julie Mehretu–all prominent black artists from New York–pooled their money to purchase the home for $95,000, in the interest of keeping a key artifact in the histories of American music and civil rights alive. “We don’t have a blueprint for our ideas yet, but I think sometimes artists are the best people to deal with really tricky questions — like, for instance, how to honor the legacy of someone as vital and complicated as Nina Simone,” Pendleton said.


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